“Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.”
“There's just no substitute for the truth.”
“Nobody tells you what you can and can't do.”
“When multiple explanations exist, the simplest is usually correct.”
“Anyone who said power was not addictive had never really experienced it.”
“Life is filled with difficult decisions, and winners are those who make them.”
“When in doubt, just spit it out. That all challenges can be overcome by speaking the truth, no matter how itcomes out.”
“In my mind, the men and women of NASA are history's modern pioneers. They attempt the impossible, accept failure, and then back to the drawing board while the rest of us stand back and criticize.”
“Sometimes, circumstances raise impossible decisions.
“Proof, she knew, was a conclusion built on a pyramid of facts, a broad base of accepted information on which more specific assertions were made. Remove all the base assumptions. Start again.”
“never disperse your focus unless absolutely necessary. Face one adversary at a time.”
“Find the truth. Act on it.”
“مضت سبعة أشهر فقط عندما وجد تولاند نفسه جالسا بجانب زوجته المحتضرة في عناية المشفى المشددة.لم يعد يميز وجهها،فإن قساوة السرطان لا يمكن معالجتها إلا من خلال وحشية المواد الكيميائية. هذا جعلها هيكلا عظميا متلفا. الساعات الأخيرة كانت الأصعب.”
“as she spoke, she watched the expressions on the faces go from incredulous shock, to hopeful belief, and finally to awestruck acceptance”
“Penjelasan paling sederhana biasanya adalah penjelasan yang paling sulit dipahami”
“everything we’ve seen is deeply disturbing, but we cannot ignore these chondrules. The evidence in favor is conclusive, while the evidence against is circumstantial.”
“Orang yang mengatakan bahwa kekuasaan tidak memunculkan kecanduan pasti belum benar-benar berkuasa”
“lifers” who had been around long enough to understand the game with some perspective”
“Yakında hipotermi başlayacaktı. Kan önemli iç organları korumak için vücudun içlerine çekilirken kollar ve bacaklarda hafif bir uyuşukluk şeklinde kendini gösterecekti. Nabız ve solunum yavaşlayıp, beyni oksijensiz bırakırken çılgınca halüsinasyonlar baş gösterecekti. Ardından vücut geri kalan ısıyı koruyabilmek için son bir gayretle kalp ve solunum hariç tüm organların çalışmasını durduracaktı. Bunu bilinçsizlik takip edecekti. Sonunda, beyindeki kalp ve solunum merkezleri aynı anda fonksiyonlarını kesecekti.”
“Because the vast majority of the world is made up of half-wits, the President asked Mike to come onboard and dumb everything down for them.”
“Nobody tells you what you can and can’t do.”
“You wouldn’t love a brand-new ship ?
I don’t know … a lot of memories onboard the Goya.
Rachel smiled softly.
Well, as my mom used to say, sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.”
“What are you going to tell them?” Gabrielle asked. Herney sighed, his expression remarkably calm. “Over the years, I’ve learned one thing over and over . . .” He put a hand on her shoulder and smiled. “There’s just no substitute for the truth.”
“It’s a negative for the country. It implicates dozens of private companies, many of which are made up of honest people. It besmirches the office of the U.S. Senate and is bad for the country’s morale. Dishonest politicians hurt all politicians. Americans need to trust their leaders. This would be an ugly investigation”
“My staff is made up of politicians, Rachel, not scientists. You’ve met Dr. Marlinson. I think he’s terrific, but if I let an astrophysicist loose on my team of left-brain, think-inside-the-box intellectuals, I’ll end up with a herd of deer in the headlights.”
“She had heard the panspermia theory before but didn’t know its name. “The theory that a meteorite splashed into the primordial soup, bringing the first seeds of microbial life to earth.”
“Wow Kelsey!" Kishan whistled. "I'm going to have to beat the other guys of with a stick!”
“He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.”
“Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?”
“The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar - this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one's own mind.”
“Once again, I had that feeling of drowning when I hadn’t even known I was in the pool”
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